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Augusta Recreation and Parks director suspended without pay

Updated: 03/14/2007 - Augusta Recreation and Parks director Tom Beck has been suspended for ten days without pay, effective immediately. Beck has come under fire in recent months after allegations of harassment and discrimination from his employees.

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How did Augusta land T-Mobile?

Updated: 03/13/2007 - Augusta getting the new T-Mobile call center was a long shot from the start. T-Mobile is based in Washington state, and all of the other cities in the running are out west. The competition was fierce...so how did Augusta win the day?

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Local leaders speak on challenges and triumphs

Updated: 03/08/2007 - Top leaders from Augusta, Columbia County and Fort Gordon got together at Augusta's Pinnacle Club this afternoon for the State of the Region address. They all had very different things to say.

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Commissioners tour Hyde Park

Updated: 03/07/2007 - People in Augusta's Hyde Park community got some special attention today. City leaders took a bus tour of the areas where many of the neighbors say it's unsafe to live. News 12 rode along.

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Laney Walker merchants say panhandling worse after ordinance

Updated: 03/05/2007 - It's been a year since Augusta passed a law cracking down on aggressive panhandling in certain spots. Downtown business owners say it's been effective, but other folks say begging has become a bigger problem.

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City has the money but not the manpower for SPLOST 5

Updated: 03/01/2007 - You voted for a sales tax because you were promised a $20 million exhibit hall, a $40 million judicial center, and a new library for almost $15 million. But so far, not one brick has been laid for any of these projects.

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Walker appeal says jury selection, sentence unfair

Posted: 02/28/2007 - It was another day in court for the Charles Walker camp. Today, his family and his attorneys were in an Atlanta courtroom arguing his appeal. Three judges from the US 11th Circuit Court of Appeals heard the arguments.

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Governor sets date for special election to replace Norwood

Updated: 06/18/2007 - The 10th District Congressional Special Election to replace the late Charlie Norwood is Tuesday, June 19. Gov. Sonny Perdue signed the order this morning, and now it's in the hands of the state Elections department.

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Hyde Park residents don't have to move

Updated: 02/21/2007 - Folks in Hyde Park will have a choice of whether to leave, according to the Brownfields Commission. That group has been working with city leaders on a plan to relocate everyone in an area believed to be contaminated.

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Sanford stops in Aiken to push reforms for small business

Posted: 02/21/2007 - South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford visited Aiken to push for reforms aimed at improving the state's small business climate. The governor is calling for lower income taxes, workers' comp reforms, and affordable health care.

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Clinton campaigns in Columbia

Posted: 02/19/2007 - It was another day of presidential politics in South Carolina. Democrat Hillary Clinton made three stops there today, starting in Columbia. News 12's Jonathan Martin was the only local reporter there.

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Presidential hopeful Obama campaigns in South Carolina

Posted: 02/19/2007 - His announcement came only one week ago, but Sen. Barack Obama has hit the campaign trail running. On Saturday he made a stop in Orangeburg, South Carolina, and plenty of people came out to support the presidential hopeful.

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10th District unrepresented in Congress

Updated: 06/18/2007 - 600,000 people in District 10 are unrepresented right now on Capitol Hill after Congressman Charlie Norwood passed away on Tuesday. His death leaves an open seat in the United States Congress.

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Hundreds come from near and far to say goodbye to Norwood

Updated: 02/16/2007 - Many of Congressman Charlie Norwood's friends and colleagues attended his memorial service. Well over a thousand people, both locally and nationally known, flew into Augusta to say a final farewell to a beloved man.

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Special Assignment: Missing Money

Updated: 02/16/2007 - It's no secret: Augusta's had some big budget problems over the years. Most of it's been blamed on bad bookkeeping and unexpected lawsuits. But some leaders think employees stealing money is becoming a main factor.

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Remembering Charlie

Updated: 02/16/2007 - He was many things during his lifetime: doctor, veteran, US representative. He was also a humble public servant who wanted us all to be on a first name basis with him. Today Augusta honored long-time Congressman Charlie Norwood.

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Norwood remembered in public visitation

Posted: 02/15/2007 - Voters always seemed to find common ground with the late Charlie Norwood. News 12 spoke with some of his strongest supporters at a public visitation for Norwood in Augusta.

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Norwood considered savior of Fort Gordon

Posted: 02/14/2007 - Many people believe Congressman Charlie Norwood was the driving force behind keeping Fort Gordon's gates open, and for that his legacy and dedication to the military will always be remembered.

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Judge temporarily blocks Disadvantaged Business Program

Updated: 02/14/2007 - Augusta must change the way it does business after a ruling from a federal judge today. A temporary restraining order now prevents the city from helping small and minority-owned businesses get contracts.

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